Archive - 2004

July 12th

WTO Agriculture Meeting Postponed

Original Publication Date: 
11 July, 2004
Mr. Tim Groser of New Zealand has postponed the meetings of the Committee scheduled for 14-16 July.

June 30th

Doha Should Inspire More Confidence

Original Publication Date: 
29 June, 2004
Critics of the Doha development agenda who suggest these trade negotiations hold little potential benefit for poor nations bring to mind the old adage that one should not make the perfect the enemy of the good.

June 29th

Strong Disagreements Break Out At NAMA Meeting

Original Publication Date: 
28 June, 2004
Many counties also rejected the proposal by the Chair of the NAMA negotiating group, and by some members, to set up a so-called 'vehicle' where some indication of divergence of views could be given.

June 18th

Monsanto Withdraws Roundup Ready Wheat Regulatory Submissions

Original Publication Date: 
17 June, 2004
'Monsanto's follow-up announcement gives finality to their earlier decision on Roundup Ready wheat,' -Alan Tracy

Monsanto Pulls Applications for Genetically Modified Wheat, WORC Urges State Policies On New Genetically Modified CropsResponsible Decision Avoids Disaster For Wheat Farmers

Original Publication Date: 
17 June, 2004
'We applaud Monsanto for this responsible decision,' said Wayne Fisher

June 12th

G20 Ministerial Communiqu? Lays Out Main Principles For Framework

Original Publication Date: 
11 June, 2004
The G20 Ministerial Communique was adopted after a meeting of the group on 12 June, on the eve of UNCTAD XI.

G20 Ministers Defend Their Market Access 'Elements' Approach

Original Publication Date: 
11 June, 2004
'Regarding comments that there is a formula proposal, and now there are elements, I must say that formulas are abstract if they don't have underlying elements supporting them,' -Celso Amorim

June 9th

Annex B Of Derbez Text To Be The Basis For July Package For NAMA?

Original Publication Date: 
8 June, 2004
Amb. Johannesson informed members that he would therefore submit Annex B together with a covering letter that would highlight the key areas of contentions and concerns of the members.

May 25th

WTO Hands Off Our Food, Say 48 Million In Global Campaign

Original Publication Date: 
24 May, 2004
Campaigners from Friends of the Earth International, which initiated this 'bite-back: WTO hands off our food' campaign, held two banners saying 'WTO: Hands Off our Food' and 'WTO = bio-hazard'

May 10th

GE Wheat Battle Won, But War Against GE Food Wages On

Original Publication Date: 
9 May, 2004
'This is a tremendous victory for consumers everywhere,' -Nad